Ms. Leland received her B.A. in English from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received an M.A. in Drama from Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma, and a second Masters in English Literature from Louisiana State University in Hammond, Louisiana. She later added a Teacher's Certification from The College of New Jersey. Ms. Leland taught
English as a Second Language both in the U.S.A. and overseas in Istanbul, Turkey; Armenia, Colombia; Doha, Qatar; and Erbil, Kurdistan, Iran. Her last assignment was with the Global Launch program for foreign students at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Outside of teaching Ms. Leland likes writing, playing bridge, yoga, dancing, and riding around seeing the countryside on the back of her husband's Harley.